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Shopping, Shopping, and More Shopping

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The Holiday Season Can be Costly, Busy, and Stressful.
What type of shopper are you?
A. I shop for hours, comb the ads and racks for great deals, and enjoy every minute of it. B. I make a list and shop only for items on my list with military precision--shopping is not fun. C. I shop online. I can find everything I need without the crowded stores and stressed customers. D. I find someone else to shop for me. I'm not a shopper and never will be. E. I shop early. I shop throughout the year and stash items throughout my home. F. I wait until the last minute to shop. My recipients are lucky to get whatever I can find moments before they open them. G. I wrap my own purchases. H. I have my purchases gift-wrapped at the store.

I love the holidays. I look forward to November 1st so I might put up my tree, lights, and sprinkle in Christmas music. As for shopping, I am not a shopper. I attempt to do as much shopping online as I can. For other items, I make a list and quickly shop for only the items on…

Our Diversity Shines During the Holiday Season.

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Hoping your Holidays Hold Good Health, Happiness, and Heartwarming Moments.
Our diversity shines during the holiday season. 
Do you say "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays" to others this time of year? Does your "Happy Holidays" mean only Christmas and New Year's?

I challenge you to learn at least one new item about a holiday not your own.
Saint Nicholas Day (Christian)Fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Mexican)St. Lucia Day (Swedish)Hanukkah (Jewish)Christmas Day (Christian)Three Kings Day/Epiphany (Christian)Boxing Day (Australian, Canadian, English, Irish)Kwanzaa (African American)Omisoka (Japanese)Yule (Pagan)Saturnalia (Pagan)


Holiday Shopping
As you seek the perfect presents for everyone on your list, remember books make a great gift. Let's consider adopting the Icelandic tradition of Jólabókaflóð, or “Yule Book Flood”. What is Jolabokafloo? (Find out more on this link.)





Book Sale
Great gifts at great prices. Five books are on sale for 99¢ for the hol…

Go With The Flow—When Life Gives You Lemons...

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Starting at a young age we are told to ‘go with the flow,’ ‘adjust our sails,’ and ‘when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.’ I’m knee-deep in it all right now. 
October punched me in the gut, but I made it out alive.

A medical condition that worsened over the course of the last year became unbearable. My husband and I canceled our Las Vegas vacation for several physician appointments and tests. I had surgery on Friday, 10/26. I felt much better by the day after surgery and recovery is progressing with no complaints on my part. My family has been very supportive.

‘Adding more fuel to the fire’ a few days prior to surgery, I received a call that they were selling our rental home and we needed to move prior to the end of our lease on 2/1.  ‘When it rains it pours.’ I’m full of old adages, aren’t I?

After viewing ten homes, we found a place we like even more than our current home. Our move date is 11/14, so I am now frantically boxing up while constantly reminding myself to take it easy, n…

Rising Author Tag

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The Rising Author Tag I was tagged by my author friend, Annie Woods. Click here check out her post: Annie Woods Answers to The Rising Author Tag



Do you write the title before, during, or after the writing process? All of the above. For the Surrogate Series, the titles came to me during the writing process. The Third Wheel came to me after the writing process. Boxers or Briefs came to me during a Hanes underwear commercial-before the writing process. The Locals Series titles came to me before the writing process (these are the books I am currently writing).
What is your favorite genre to write? My books thus far are Women’s Literature or Chick Lit as it is often referred to. They also fit in the Contemporary Romance category. As these are the only books I’ve published thus far, they would seem to be in my favorite genre. (But my passion for writing lies elsewhere-see next question.)
Is there any other genre you want to try to write?
My goal has always been to write Young Adult and New Adult…

Lions and Tigers and Bears, OH MY!...Not in this book!

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I recently finished reading a book by a complete stranger I met in a Facebook Authors Group and became internet friends with. The book is Forever Disguised, Book Two in The Angelheart Saga by Annie Woods. I've never met Annie, however, we share our love of books, ideas on writing and publishing, & posts with each other. The internet can be an amazing vehicle to close the distance between those of us with similar goals and reading styles.

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Annie Woods does it again. Forever Disguised is another hard to put down story of love, adventure, and new adult issues with a dash of a fairytale prince.
No spoilers here. Sasha and Erica’s story continues in book two of The Angelheart Saga. Forever Disguised by Annie Woods picks up with a pregnant Erica mourning the loss of Sasha. With the help of Tyler, her friends, and family, she abandons her post-high school plans. Ever the strong heroine, she make…